Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Jewelry Corner

This is one of my favorite parts of our room. The dresser we got from my Great-Aunt. It was a wedding present given to her and her husband back in the sixties. My grandmother actually refinished the wood sometime in the past  decade so it has a nice seal on it. The little corner table is something I picked up from my elderly neighbor's house at a garage sale after he passed away. Also from the late fifties/early sixties era. The jewelry board above I made myself from an old bulletin board, a vintage table cloth, staples and furniture nails. 

For as long as I can remember I've been collecting jewlery, and ever since I was about 15 I took a great interest in vintage jewelry. Much of the jewelry I have is from my grandmothers, or other relatives. But I like to pick out little treasures from antique stores every now and then. This tray idea came to me out of desperation for the need of organization. It keeps things somewhat organized looking, although I have multiple containers that just hold piles of jewelry.

Vintage clip on and non-clip on earrings from my grandmother.

Brooches galore!

Some of my favorites, all from my Grandma.

This necklace was given to me by my husband last year for Christmas. He ordered it from Etsy and it arrived on Christmas Eve. Made in Japan with real pearls. I wish I still had the link to the shop but alas I didn't save it and I have no idea what it was called.

Some of my Great-Aunt's glasses from the sixties. 

I have a lot of pretty earrings but I really hardly ever wear them. I should make it a point to put them to good  use.

Vintage gloves and handkerchiefs.

I love to keep my wedding bouquet in sight. 

A favortie ring from another of my Great-Aunts. Aquamarine, my birthstone.

One of my favorite most recent purchases. A vintage ring estimated to be from the 1950's era. I found it at this darling little vintage shop in Uptown, Minneapolis Via's Vintage. It's a locally owned shop that has pink walls and perfect placement of items. I will definitely be making another visit there soon.

I figured I could finish with my favorite piece of jewelry, my wedding and engagement ring. Lately because of my job as a nurse I've just been wearing the wedding band, so when I put on my engagement ring with it, it's like wearing it again for the first time. I catch myself just staring at it with googly eyes and patting myself on the back for picking out the perfect ring for me. It's super sweet when husbands to be pick out rings, but my husband to be in particular would be like a man lost at sea when it comes to my picky jewelry preferences. Some people think it's weird to pick out your own ring, but the way I see it, this is what you will be wearing for the rest of your life, so it's nice to have a say in it!

We've reached just the tip of the iceberg of my jewelry with this post. I have tons more that would make for a ridiculously long post, but I hope to start incorporating more fashion into my blog posts! 

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